Alan Lee & John Howe | Art
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Lórien, the heart of Elvendom on earth. "For so it seemed to them: Lórien was slipping backward, like a bright ship masted with enchanted trees, sailing on to forgotten shores, while they sat helpless upon the margin of the grey and leafless world."
This is Alan Lee’s illustration in the end of ‘Leaf By Niggle’ “He was the sort of painter who can paint leaves better than trees. He used to spend a long time on a single leaf, trying to catch its shape, and its sheen, and the glistening of dewdrops on its edges. Yet he wanted to paint a whole tree, with all of its leaves in the same style, and all of them different.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘Leaf By Niggle’